The Vampire's Curse, A Paranormal Romance [NOOK Book]

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The tingling, mesmerizing heat blazed even hotter in my veins as I watched him stroll towards me. There was a blatant elegance in the careless way he moved, from the slight swing of his arms to the fluid action in his long legs. He leaned over me, his eyes cold and calculating, his cool breath swirled over ...
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Overview

**Sending out big thanks to all the new readers! I love you guys.**

The tingling, mesmerizing heat blazed even hotter in my veins as I watched him stroll towards me. There was a blatant elegance in the careless way he moved, from the slight swing of his arms to the fluid action in his long legs. He leaned over me, his eyes cold and calculating, his cool breath swirled over my cheeks like a freezing winter mist.

“You’re not afraid?”

I could not move. He was holding me prisoner without chains, without bars of any kind. He held me with the steady, penetrating focus of a hunter who will not be denied his prey. My fingers itched to touch him, to trail over his skin in slow gliding strokes. But he could not have me. No one could really have me.

Sarah Wood, after witnessing a battle between several powerful vampires on her land, is left stunned and feeling immensely guilty for having given permission for her friend, Alex, to be turned into a vampire rather than allowing him to die from his injuries. And though she tried hard to keep her sister, Katie from knowing about the whole vampire situation at their family’s Inn in the wooded hills of southern Indiana, Katie became the victim of a kidnapping herself.

Sarah is left to face the return of her mother, who had abandoned the girls when they were children. She’ll need every ounce of her bad attitude and quick temper to deal with the new surprises coming her way, including an illness that could very well leave the entire responsibility of the Inn and the vampires to fall onto the shoulders of her younger sister.


The paperback version of the book is 216 pages long. The manuscript in MS Word is over 35,000 words.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012812544
  • Publisher: S.J. Wright
  • Publication date: 3/30/2011
  • Series: Undead in Brown County , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 67,162
  • File size: 92 KB

Meet the Author

S.J. Wright is the author of The Vampire's Warden, a paranormal suspense novella. She is also a stay-at-home married Mom with two boys, an overworked husband and a very devoted Jack Russell terrier named Shelby.
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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    u kidding me?

    I have never been so upset, not only was this so short, and jumped around unbelievably, but the ending is no ending! What were you tinking ending it soooooooo abruptly. I can never trust reading one of your books again because i will be afraid I will be left hanging on a 1000 ft. cliff again. so disappointed.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 14, 2011

    Love this series!

    The Vampire's Curse is the 2nd book in the Undead in Brown County series. I really enjoyed the first installment, and was looking forward to reading this one. It was even better! The first book was more about Sarah coming to terms with the fact that vampires existed, and that she was a vampire warden. In this book, Sarah was able to explore relationships which brought some romance to the story.

    I have really enjoyed the love triangle. In the first book, I was leaning more toward Alex. In this book, I had trouble deciding for awhile. In the beginning of this book, there was some spark between Sarah and Michael that made me think that Michael was the guy to root for. Then, it went back to Alex. Then, to Michael again... I think love triangles are more interesting when there isn't a clear cut answer in who the girl should choose.

    I really liked how there were chapters told from Michael's point of view. It's always nice to know what the other person is thinking and feeling. He definitely grew on me in this book. Sarah dealt with a lot of emotions in this story, such as feeling inadequate, guilt, uncertainty... On the other side - Sarah experienced love and passion so it wasn't all bad. Some of the scenes were quite steamy actually. I'd have to say that I, I mean, Sarah enjoyed that quite a bit!

    There were some things going on in this book that caused me to be confused. I don't know if that was done intentionally and that things will be explained in the next installment, or if I was just slow at putting the pieces together. There was definitely some mystery involved in the story though, as well as some new faces. I was glued to the story the whole way through - it kept me interested. The ending left me hanging though, and I'm dying to read what happens next!

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 19, 2012

    Really? I want my money back...

    $2.99 for an 87 page book?!?!? It was an ok book but not worth $2.99.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2012

    Im not so sure

    I enjoyed the characters, I was just upset to find it was $2.99 for an 87 page book. This wasnt a book, your really selling your book chapter by chapter. I wont spend the money on the rest.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

    Addictive Series

    As with the first book, this one tends to drag on a bit in the beginning, but slowly builds throughout the book. By the end you're hanging on to the edge of your seat. My only complaint is that the book seems rushed in some areas, yet drawn out in others. I would love to have a book longer than 87 pages, but for what it's worth, the 87 pages are good; a lot of twists. I will definitely be buying the final book. Sucks I have to wait until January though!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 1, 2011

    Great read. Could not put it down.

    Story was very entertaining. The characters are engaging and the writing is well paced. This is a great read for 87 pages. I can hardly wait for the final installment, The Vampire's Redemption, in January 2012. Danger, excitement, intrigue and a splash of romantic "interludes"....what more can a girl ask.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Liked it

    Why did the main characters last name change in this one

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2012

    Confused

    Why did author change the main character's name? She was Sarah Brightman in book one now she is Sarah Wood in book two?? Typo or stupidity? This is the kind of writing that frustrates me. I liked the initial story line enough to invest in the second book but am sorely disappointed in the lack of basic editing. I will never waste time or money on this author again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Bleh

    The mistakes in this book are very annoying and how can you have two and a half kids???? When i first started this book i had to look at the book details again to make sure i actually got the right book because the main char.'s last name suddenly changes to Wood. In the first book her last name was Brightman. So yea i would give this book one star. The story line is good (what there is of it since this book is only 87 pages. What a rip off). Lucky for me i did not

    purchase this book, i borrowed it from a friend. My suggestion to anyone reading my review would be to borrow it if u can. 87 pages of things like two and a half kids and char. name changes and all the other crap isnt worth 3 bucks

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 17, 2012

    Confusion

    In the description before buying the book it said that the paperback version was 216 pages long, so why is the ebook only 87?

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Good short story

    Loved it. The only down fall is that it is only 87 pages long.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2012

    Disappointed

    The story had the potential to be great, however there was no way to really become attached to any of the characters....the story was much too scattered and tried to combine too many storylines into one. Not a favorite of mine

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 30, 2011

    Great Series

    Love the series. Keep up the good work.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 17, 2011

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    Like this series

    I love these books even though though they are short and the author did leave you hanging on the 2nd book... but i will continue to follow the series.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2011

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    Great paranormal romance!

    My review: Since this was a second installment of the Undead in Brown County series, and I haven't read the first book, I was excited to see what the series is about. I have read reviews and blurb and books excerpts from the first book, so I had a approximate picture what the first book was about. I wanted to read and review The Vampire's Curse and it was all worth of the time spent. The Vampire's curse is novella of 128 pages, so I read it in one sitting. I enjoyed the writing style of S.J. Wright and also the characters. It was little difficult to me to come in to the story, because I knew beforehand, that is is the second book in the series. Regarding the plot: I loved the plot. It was something new and refreshing, that there is a vampire colony where vampires need to have a permission to get out of the area. This was something new and unexpected, so it made the plot even more interesting to me. Sarah has just found out, that the big part of her life has been a lie and that she is a vampire warden and her mother is actually a vampire and did not die in a car accident. This is basically how The Vampire's Curse starts and it is picking up actually from the place where the first book ended. Besides that, Sarah wants to protect her younger sister Katie from the vampire business. Sarah's life is even more complicated when she gets into a triangle relationship. She cares deeply about her friend Alex just to find out that he can be lethal to her and on the other hand she is getting more and more comfortable with the vampire Michael who is there for her when she needs him most. Sarah is quite confused about these two men in her life. I can already tell that the ending of the second book was a real cliff-hanger and I would have given a lot to continue with the next book. The plot was really good! Regarding the characters: I liked Sarah a lot, even though some of her actions dwelling between Alex and Michael were confusing to me. Sarah is a feisty and spunky young woman, who is not afraid to stand for herself and her sister Katie. Sarah's character as such kept me curious. I wanted and still want to find out who she will end up with. Michael was my favorite. Even though I really liked Alex in the beginning, then due to the twist in the plot I started to grow more on Michael. Generally: It was a good and enjoyable read. I loved the writing style and the plot a lot. I would recommend read the first book the series prior to this one, it would create less confusion in the beginning and it would be much easier to get into the plot. But even though I started with book two in the series, I really enjoyed it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2011

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    Great Story, Exciting Series

    This is book 2 in S.J. Wright's wonderfully original Undead in Brown County series. I was drawn to this book because I used to live in Greenwood Indiana and Brown County was a favorite place to picnic and sometimes camp. I have lovely memories of the hilly, heavily wooded area teaming with deer and other wildlife - and a non-forgettable outdoor hot-tub experience with my sweetie, with snow falling heavily around us (we were house-sitting a friend's isolated cabin for a weekend, gosh! Has it really been 20 years ago!).

    The author captures the feel of the area well, and I very much enjoyed that aspect of the story. This novella starts off fast, and the pace is maintained superbly throughout. I liked Sarah. She's feisty, responsible, and has a smart mouth. She also is compassionate. Katie, her younger sister, seems more ethereal; I never felt as though I got to know who she was. The vampires are powerful creatures with deadly powers and physically gorgeous. I actually got so caught up in the story that time just flew by. There is a cliffhanger ending, but luckily the next installment should be released fairly soon. I loved this story to such an extent that as soon as I had read the last word I went to Amazon, purchased the first book, The Vampire Warden, and read it a few days later.

    Reading The Vampire's Warden helped me to understand Sarah better and to appreciate better her protectiveness of Katie. I did not like Sarah as much, though. Sarah's whole world view is changed in book 1 when she finds herself the successor to a family responsibility that, traditionally, has been passed down to males. It is a shock and, for me, the old "why me?" whining got a bit old.but then again, if I found out something like that I guess I'd be even more whiny and out-of-sorts, too. She gets hit with several revelations in the first book, so I need to empathize more - my bad. Anyway, I love strong kick-ass, smart-alecky heroines who can hold their own, and by the second book, Sarah gives me that in spades. This is an exciting series, and I am eagerly looking forward to finding out what happens next in Brown County. Ms Wright has imagination and style; she crafts excitement and tension into nearly every paragraph.

    A complimentary digital copy of this book was given to me in return for my candid and honest review.

    Reviewed by Laurie-J
    Tour host/Reviewer for Bookish Snob Virtual Tours

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 3, 2011

    The Vampire's Curse

    The Vampire's Curse is the second installment in the 'Undead in Brown County' series by S.J. Wright. This addition to the series is jam packed with excitement. There's the unexpected appearance of Sarah's undead mother, a steamy love triangle and a power struggle going on.

    Sarah is coming to terms with the task, of being a warden, that was left to her by her father but I think she is beginning to become a little bit overwhelmed by it all. It's all still surreal to her and she can't believe that her mother is still alive. It really knocks her self esteem. She also has to deal with the guilt of making a life or death decision for her friend Alex. Her decision comes back to bite her on the butt.

    Michael's presence still makes Sarah pretty jittery but she begins to grow closer to him and begins to trust him. Not sure if it's a wise decision but in the heat of the moment, she has to decide whether she can trust an incarcerated vampire under her watch or trust a vampire that she gave her all to and was nearly sucked dry because of it.

    I really enjoyed this book. It is a great addition to the series and gives you a bit more of an insight into Michael's past and how he came to be in the field. We learn more about Alex's past and connection to Sarah's mother that was mentioned in 'The Vampire's Warden'. I loved the scene with Sarah and Trevor. Her cocky attitude had me cheering for her in the background hoping she would wipe the floor with him.

    I think my favourite moment was near the end between Sarah and Michael. It was at that moment that all charades between them were dropped. It was quite magical reading this scene. I loved that Sarah couldn't help but dip back into her usual defensive cocky attitude with him though. It makes the interaction between the two characters much more entertaining to read.

    Overall, loved the book and would recommend it to anyone who has read 'The Vampire's Curse' and enjoyed it. It would be ideal if the reader read the first book before reading this one although S.J. Wright does give a good narrative that would inform readers of any important information that would be needed to comprehend what was going on in 'The Vampire's Curse'.

    Disclaimer: I was sent this e-book for review as part of The Bookish Snob Promotions for a book tour. I have not been paid for this review and everything I have said is of my own honest opinion.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 28, 2011

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    I was browsing through amazon and came across this book. I bought it not realizing it said book 2, so I did not read book one. I took a chance on the book even though the product preview seem more like an excerpt from the book.

    This was a good read for me. I was annoyed when I had to put down my book to do things because I wanted to read it straight through. Even though I didn't read book 1, I was able to have an idea what happen from book2. The author made sure to give brief descriptions on what took place previously.

    Basically, Sarah's family has been responsible for the vampires within the containment field on their property for the past 5 generations. This is to prevent other vampires or any other supernatural thing from getting in. With this generation the responsibility is placed on Sarah. Her mom is a vampire and she is trying to protect her sister, Katie, because of her ordeal in book 1. As for Michael and Alex, when you think it will go one way it goes another. The author surely kept me on my toes while reading. I'm so into Alex. The other characters definitely brought a good read to the story as well. I will be looking out for book 3.

    Not sure if I'll be reading book1 but I'm eagerly awaiting book3.

    Storyline: GOOD
    Intimacy : FAIR
    Enjoyment: GOOD
    eBook Length: 216 pg / 1850


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    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 3, 2011

    Highly recommended.

    I read this in one night. Couldn't put it down. Gripping, suspense, and romance! Every page draws you inside each characters and leaves you spellbound. The humor that S.J. Wright inserts in had me in stitches.

    Can't hardly wait for the next installment!!! A must read most definitely!! Two thumbs up!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2011

    I loved it!

    This was a great read...worth the wait from the first book! I cant wait to see what happens next in the story!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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